NIGERIA HAS CAPACITY TO DEVELOP THROUGH MINING-OGAH

The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has said with the abundance of mineral resources, Nigeria has the capacity to generate revenue, grow the economy and develop infrastructure through mining. The Honourable Minister stated this during his sensitization visit to Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Bello Masari recently, where he intimated …

FG INAUGURATES TECHNICAL COMMITTEE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF METALS INDUSTRY

The Federal Government has inaugurated a Ministerial Technical Committee on the formulation of a framework for sustainable development and growth of the Metals Industry in Nigeria as part of the on-going efforts to diversify the economy from dependence on Oil and Gas. Inaugurating the Committee Members today, 3rd March, 2020,  in his office in Abuja, …

FG Intensifies Efforts at Diversifying the Economy through Mining Sector.

The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to diversify the economy, increase revenue base and improve the welfare of Nigerians through the Mining sector. Dr. Ogah stated this during his tour of the Dangote Cement Plant at Obajana, Kogi State recently. He said the purpose …

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FG Supports Artisanal Miners: Flags off Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMI) Biometric Exercise

The Federal Government has reiterated its support for the small scale and artisanal miners in the country with the flag-off of the Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMI) in Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State on Saturday February 22, 2020. The flag-off which was an initiative of the Federal Government with the support …

SOLID MINERALS MINING: OGAR APPEALS FOR MORE FUNDING

The Honourable Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr, Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has called for more funding of the sector and also appealed to the House Committee on Steel to extend its oversight function to Ministry of Finance so that appropriated funds be adequately released to the Ministry, stressing that activities in Minerals and …

ILLEGAL MINING, A DRAIN ON NIGERIA’S ECONOMY- ADEGBITE

The Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite has called to a halt all illegal mining of mineral resources in Nigeria, which he noted was a drain on the economy that offers no benefit to both States and the Federal Government. Adegbite made the call yesterday in Lafia, Nasarawa State when he …

FG Charges African Natural Resources and Mines Limited to Positively Impact Host Communities

African Natural Resources and Mines Limited in Kaduna State has been charged to positively impact on the host communities by keeping is social responsibilities. The Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite gave the charge when he visited the facilities of the African Natural Resources and Mines Limited in Kagarko Local Government …

New Permanent Secretary MMSD, Resumes Duty

The newly posted Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Edet Sunday Akpan, officially resume duty today, December 24, 2019. Speaking during a brief handing-over ceremony, Mr. Akpan expressed delight on the warm reception, and thanked his predecessor for the good work he has done. “I thank God for His grace …

Adegbite Tasks Metal Operators on Growth of the Sector.

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamelakan Adegbite has urged Metal Operators in the country to work towards charting way forward for the ailing Metal industry in order to ensure economic growth, industrialization, and the attendant job creation and wealth generation. He made this known, yesterday, while declaring open the 2nd Nigeria Metallurgical Industry …

The 9th Induction Ceremony of Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)

At the 9th Induction Ceremony of Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) today, Tuesday Dec 17, 2019From left: DG Mining Cadastre Office(MCO), Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom; repr of Minister of Works & Housing, Engr. Yemi Ogunshominiyi; Hon. Minister of State, MMSD, Dr Uchechukwu Ogah; the Hon. Minister, MMSD, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, the Perm …